45 minutes | Jun 27, 2021

THE FIGHTING BUNCH- THE BATTLE TO END VOTING CORRUPTION IN TENNESSEE (AUTHOR INTERVIEW)

In August of 1946 the Democrat party was holding most of the state of Tennessee in an iron grip and had been for 10 years. Voters were being shot, beaten, and intimidated. Ballot box stuffing was the rule in many counties. Election integrity was non-existent. The corruption went all the way to Washington DC. The DOJ, the FBI, the Tennessee State Supreme Court- all turned a blind eye to the worst corruption ever witnessed in the south, ignoring desperate pleas for help looking into the problem and saying there was nothing wrong.Many people were on the take. Local sheriffs and deputies aligned with the machine were driving expensive cars and in some cases pistol whipping and even shooting voters who objected to their methods at the polls.. It took a group of concerned and angry returning WWII vets to clean things up- and it took a fight against armed deputies who were holding innocent people hostage, along with the ballot boxes they had stuffed, in a county courthouse. When the bullets and finally dynamite rousted them out- the Democrat machine was finally broken and justice returned. to McMinn county.Enjoy an interview with Chris de Rose- author of "The Fighting Bunch", and pick up the book for a great read.Catch ALL our author interviews in one place here at 1001 History's Best Storytellers! Android devices: https://podbay.fm/p/1001-historys-best-storytellers (cut and paste into your url)Apple devices: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/1001-historys-best-storytellers/id1483649026NEW 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre is now playing at Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-ghost-stories-tales-of-the-macabre/id1516332327NEW Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Apple Devices here:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-greatest-love-stories/id1485751552Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Android devices here: ​​https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=479022&refid=stpr. Get all of our shows at one website: www.1001storiespodcast.comCALLING ALL FANS.. REVIEWS NEEDED SUPPORT OUR SHOW BY BECOMING A PATRON! www.patreon.com/1001storiesnetwork. Its time I started asking for support! Thank you. Its a few dollars a month OR a one time. (Any amount is appreciated).YOUR REVIEWS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS AT APPLE/ITUNES AND ALL ANDROID HOSTS ARE NEEDED AND APPRECIATED! LINKS BELOW...Open these links to enjoy our shows!APPLE USERSCatch 1001 RADIO DAYS now at Apple iTunes!  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-radio-days/id1405045413?mt=2Catch 1001 Heroes on any Apple Device here (Free):https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-heroes-legends-histories-mysteries-podcast/id956154836?mt=2 Catch 1001 CLASSIC SHORT STORIES at iTunes/apple Podcast App Now: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-classic-short-stories-tales/id1078098622Catch 1001 Stories for the Road at iTunes/Apple Podcast now: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-stories-for-the-road/id1227478901ANDROID USERS- 1001 Radio Days right here at Player.fm FREE: https://player.fm/series/1001-radio-days1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales:https://castbox.fm/channel/1001-Classic-Short-Stories-%26-Tales-id1323543?country=us1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries: https://castbox.fm/channel/1001-Heroes%2C-Legends%2C-Histories-%26-Mysteries-Podcast-id1323418?country=us1001 Stories for the Road:https://castbox.fm/channel/1001-Stories-For-The-Road-id1324757?country=usCatch ALL of our shows at one place by going to www.1001storiesnetwork.com- our home website with Megapho Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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